Search Results: "Mark Levine"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 6, 2007

"A dramatic reminder that a once-in-a-lifetime tornado can last a lifetime for its survivors."
Deadly storms of unprecedented ferocity wreak devastation and an enduring emotional toll on a small Alabama community. Read full book review >

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ENOLA GAY by Mark LeVine
Released: April 1, 2000

"If you've been to one Armageddon, you've been to them all."
Levine is the author of a previous collection of poetry, Debt. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2008

"Alternately inspiring and disheartening—a solid work of cross-cultural analysis."
Heavy metal embodies the rage of young people in rigidly controlled Muslim societies, offering a surprising message of hope and solidarity that contrasts sharply with its reputation. Read full book review >

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ONE LAND, TWO STATES by Mark LeVine
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2014

"A visionary approach so daring that it could actually work."
A coterie of bold, open-minded international academics offers a fresh paradigm for Israeli-Palestinian coexistence. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Akin to literary terrorism; those interested in a reasoned critique of the animal-rights movement should look at Vicki Hearne's Animal Happiness (reviewed above)."
An intemperate and ill-considered attack on the animal-rights movement by a founder of Putting People First, ``a national nonprofit organization that promotes human rights, animal welfare, and conservation.'' Marquardt's quarrel with animal-rightists began reasonably enough when, in 1990, her daughter was told by an animal-rights advocate that ``all hunters are murderers'' (`` `Mommy, she said you're a murderer,' cried my daughter Montana'')—a shock that prompted the author to launch PPF. Read full book review >

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LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK by Kristin Levine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"This engaging story, with its emphasis on the impact of friendship and on finding one's voice when it is most important to be heard, will no doubt appeal to a broad range of readers and inspire many interesting conversations. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The remarkable story of the Little Rock Nine is familiar to many, but what happened next? In this quietly powerful page-turner, Levine focuses her attention on the events that unfolded in Little Rock the year after the integration of the city's public schools. Read full book review >

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9 SCORPIONS by Paul Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Moves fast, but speed alone can—t hide an essential tastelessness."
In this raunchy, overheated, unsavory take on the nation's highest court, Levine (late of the Jake Lassiter series: Flesh and Bones, 1997, etc.) introduces Samuel Adams Truitt—hunk, action hero, and newly appointed Supreme Court justice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Interesting, but too long and too dry."
A thoroughly researched but dull treatise showing the significant impact of sports on the great American-Jewish pastime of assimilation. Read full book review >

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VAPORIZED by Victor Levine
Released: May 26, 2011

"This book offers up a worthy mystery just short of gripping, along with an insider's tour of the dark underground of the early 1980s New York City music scene."
A mystery involving a real-life rocker, a perfume that will knock you out and a cast of characters ranging from drug-crazed Italians and mist-making Persians to wannabe musicians and star-struck Jersey girls. Read full book review >

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THIS PEN FOR HIRE by Laura Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2001

"A neat mystery debut, untidily wrapped in so-so romance."
Although it's better than her friend Kandi Tobolowsky's TV gig on Beanie and the Cockroach, writing freelance ad copy for Toiletmaster Plumbers ("In a Rush to Flush?") isn't the most fulfilling life aspiring screenwriter Jaine Austen can imagine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Intelligent, eminently readable sociopolitical history."
A concise and clear treatment of the diverse issues and social changes that precipitated the Civil War. Read full book review >